Desert Ridge Marketplace is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a month-long calendar of fall fun. During October, guests will be treated to free family fun, giveaways, and no shortage of live entertainment.

Desert Ridge Marketplace, located at 21001 N. Tatum Boulevard, celebrates two decades of being the place #WHERELIFEHAPPENS. Guests are invited to help the center swing into its 20s with Deals of the Decade, 20 days of giveaways from favorite brands and a custom photo opp experience with an interactive swing. Locals can enter on the center’s website for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see The Jonas Brothers at Ak-Chin Pavilion on October 26 and a pair of tickets to see Florida Georgia Line on November 11.

It’s starting to look like fall at Desert Ridge Marketplace. The third annual Pumpkin Patch returns to The District near AMC Theatres from October 15 through October 31. Pick the perfect pumpkin (while supplies last), snap a seasonal photo, and enjoy free face painting and balloon twisting on select dates. Then on October 22, venture out to the center from 6 to 8 p.m. for an evening of spooky surprises during Creepy Candy Crawl. Children and families are invited to dress to impress for the annual Halloween costume contest and trick-or-treating. Plus, enjoy Halloween-themed music, dancing, games, prizes, and more.
Desert Ridge Marketplace is also excited to host I Recycle Phoenix on October 16 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. where guests can take advantage of free document shredding and responsibly recycle most household items. Then, October 18 to 22, partake in Paul’s Car Wash near Kohl’s where Paul Horton from CBS 5 will roll up his sleeves and wash hundreds of cars in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters Arizona. Finally, on October 24, join Desert Ridge Marketplace for the 8th annual celebration of Live & Local from 6 to 9 p.m. This ticketed event benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale and transforms The District into a VIP experience, boasting a delectable culinary tasting menu and entertainment lineup, including local restaurant and beverage partners, celebrity mixologists, entertainers, and more. In addition, Desert Ridge Marketplace will feature some of the Valley’s hottest local bands at The District Stage every Friday and Saturday evening from 6 to 9 p.m.

Looking ahead, get ready for a winter filled with a ton of fun and family events. Save the date for Fashion Week 4 Kids on November 6, the annual holiday extravaganza on November 20, and nightly snowfall from November 20 through December 31.

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